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Penn Foundation to Launch New Outpatient Detox Program, Celebrates Recovery Month

Penn Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be launching an Outpatient Detox Program, a new service to help individuals safely and comfortably begin their recovery journey. This program will allow individuals to withdraw from opiates, benzodiazepines, and/or alcohol in the comfort of their own home while under the careful supervision of Penn Foundation’s licensed staff.

“We are pleased to begin offering our detox services in an outpatient setting,” said Julie Williams, LPC, Director of Clinical Services. “Not everyone is comfortable entering an inpatient unit to begin treatment. This new service removes that barrier and allows us to meet clients where they are to help them begin their recovery journey.”

Individuals seeking outpatient detox treatment will first be assessed to make sure it is safe to treat them through this service. Then, a detox plan will be developed based on the individual’s unique medical history and current physical health. During the detox process, Penn Foundation’s nursing staff will provide induction and monitoring of withdrawal medication as necessary.

“Withdrawal from substance use can be painful,” adds Williams. “Our goal is to do all we can to ensure a comfortable and therapeutic experience that prepares the client to move on to the next level of treatment.”

Penn Foundation’s launch aligns with Recovery Month, a national observance to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to celebrate the people who recover. It also serves to reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of these diseases, potentially discouraging people from seeking help.

Penn Foundation is using September to shine a spotlight on recovery treatment with the launch of its new program. Additionally, Penn Foundation has a variety of resources, client stories, and other information available for the community on its website – and on its social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn).

For more information about the Outpatient Detox Program or to be connected to other treatment services, please call Penn Foundation’s Recovery Center at 215.257.9999.